Also known as the town beach, this beach was partly tarmaced over in the 1980s to repair sea defences. Swimming is prohibited as the beach is very dangerous at certain stages of tide. The rocks are very sharp in some places.
Best Features: Great for exploring rock pools.
Lifeguard cover? There are no lifeguard patrols as swimming is prohibited.
Local Facilities and shops: This beach is close to all the town centre amenities such as café bars, toilets, shops, bars, and the Grand Pavilion which has a café bar and entertainment.
Great for kids? No facilities on the beach, although a short walk along the Promenade will take you to the harbour and the RNLI Lifeboat station. Coney beach and its fair and amusement arcade are ten minutes walk away.
How far are the toilets? The closest public toilets are a few minutes walk away in John Street in the centre of town.
Parking: There is limited parking on the seafront and two pay and display car parks in Porthcawl.
Public Transport: service to Porthcawl provided by First Bus. Various direct services run from Bridgend, Cardiff and Swansea.
How about pets? Dogs are not allowed on the beach from May to September.
Where is it? Leave the M4 at junction 37 and follow the signs to Porthcawl town centre. Head south from the Portway (dual carriageway), bear right at the eastern promenade and the seafront beach is on the left-hand side.
For more information on the 7 bays and their beaches visit here
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